We Love Food and Wine!

I’m Melody French, and together with my husband, award-winning Chef Mark French, we own and operate The Silver Fork Restaurant in picturesque Manchester Village, Vermont. While Mark is creating culinary works of art in his beautiful new kitchen, I run the front of the house and love being the resident Sommelier and Mixologist.

Speaking of beautiful new kitchens, we are excited to announce that we have just moved to a fabulous new location inside the old Mark Skinner Library in the heart of the Village.  It’s like a rich layer cake of local community and literary history with a sweet mid-century modern ganache. (Did I tell you we love food?)

We have an International menu that we call “a Menu in Movement”. The Chef makes changes according to his inspiration, what is fresh at the market or what he finds in season, which means that I frequently update the menu with Chef’s inspirations and daily specials. I will continue to tweek and edit this blog to give you as much information as possible.

A Little History…

I’m often asked why our menu is so eclectic. Well, it’s all about our history. Mark’s illustrious career began at a young age with a five year stint under a German Chef. He then went on to work with Hilton International for ten years, after which we opened Mark’s at the Melia in Ponce, Puerto Rico and had a great run for thirteen years. After 20 years in Puerto Rico, we moved back state-side to St. Louis for two years when Mark’s brother Clark called to tell us that a quaint little restaurant space had become available in Manchester. We flew out, took one look and decided this was for us. Mark and I opened the Silver Fork in September of 2011 in that cute little saltbox with six tables and six bar stools…and the rest, as they say, is history. I should mention that we both love food and wine and we want to share this love with our guests. Did I mention that we both love food and wine?  Oh…I did already…well…it’s worth saying twice.

Hoping to see you in the dining room,


Discover Our Menu


The menu is an eclectic mix of Mark’s rich international culinary history, to include Caribbean and European influences. The menu changes with the seasons, what’s fresh in the market and literally what Mark dreams of cooking the night before! (yes, he dreams of food!)
Be sure to ask about the daily specials!

Sample Menu

Small Plates

Goat Cheese Soufflé
with chutney and homemade Melba Toast

Sharing Plates

Mashed plantains & sauteed shrimp in a light tomato sauce with green peppers, onion, garlic & olives served in a “pilon” mortar and pestle. 


With bananas, raisins & sliced almonds, served with a pool of cream anglaise inside a coconut.

Book Your Table

For reservations, please call us at (802) 768-8444.
We’re not accepting blog or e-mail reservations

Tuesday thru Saturday, Dinner:  5:00 to close

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If you call to purchase a gift, other than a gift card for a friend or family…please give us 24 hour notice so that we have time to make sure we can do it properly.  Thank you!

Architectural photos on this page, including the background, by Ali Kaukas. Food photo by Cherise Forbes


at the old library

Inspired Food.

Open Hours

Sun – Mon: closed
Tue – Sat: 5:00pm -closing


48 West Road
Manchester Village, VT


(802) 768-8444